3.20.2008

Robot so lifelike it's creepy

8 comments:

Antoine said...

Robot? All I saw were two skinny dancers struggling under the weight of a soldier's pack.

Grendel said...

Isn't it amazing? I found myself actually feeling sorry for the thing when they shove it sideways, trying to knock it off its feet.

And today we read about a man who built a robot to kill him: Suicide by robot.

Trevor Jackson said...

The slipping on the ice is the stuff of nightmares.

Trevor Jackson said...
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Trevor Jackson said...

Nightmares that end like this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ukmoBIFqcWg

Grendel said...

Ha ha ha! "He was just speaking to his 'destroy-all-humans' base."

"Happens every election cycle."

Trevor Jackson said...

Commenting too much, I know, but:

I just wanted to confess that I'm compelled to watch the video again, but I'm kinda nervous about it. I just keep thinking about how it rights itself on the ice and . . . I can't do it. It's really unnerving. I had no idea I could be freaked like that. Thanks for teaching me something about myself.

Clowns, nuclear war, and balancing robots. Huh.

Grendel said...

The fact that I can be made to feel emotions for a machine that I'm watching on a machine... unreal. Makes me think it really may be true that carbon life was just a way to pave the way for silicon.

"To a tapeworm, man exists for the tapeworm." - Edward Abbey